grapho-, graph-, -graph, -graphy, -grapher, -graphia

(Greek: to scratch; to write, to record, to draw, to describe; that which is written or described)

As indicated at the bottom of this page, there is a significantly large number of graphic word-entry groups in this unit. Such an extensive listing is provided to show how important the grapho- element is to the English language.

astrophotographer
Someone who specializes in a type of photography that entails making photographs of astronomical objects in the night sky; such as, planets, stars, and deep sky objects including star clusters and galaxies.
astrophotography
1. The art of photographing astronomical objects and events for astronomical studies>
2. The photography of stars and other celestial objects.
3. The use of photographs to record extraterrestrial objects in order to study their surface features, positions, motions, radiation, and spectra.
ataxiagraph
An instrument for measuring the degree and direction of the swaying of the body and head in static ataxia, with the individual's eyes closed. Also: ataxiameter.
atmograph
1. A device for recording the movements of breathing.
2. An instrument for registering the varying character of respiratory movements.
3. A self-recording atmometer.
audiospectography (s) (noun), audiospectographies (pl)
A technique for studying sound by separating it into its component frequencies.
aurigraphy
A writing or graving in gold.
autobiographer
Someone who writes about his or her personal life history.

An autobiographer is someone who describes his many interesting experiences, some of which are possibly true.

—Anonymous
autobiographic
Of the nature or character of an autobiography. Also, autobio, autobiog.
autobiographical
A reference to the presentation of one's own life history or experiences in the manner of an autobiography; such as, autobiographical material, an autobiographical novel.
autobiographist
Someone who writes the story of her/his own life.
autobiography (s) (noun), autobiographies (pl)
1. An account of someone’s life written by that person; literally, "self-life writing".
2. Marked by writing about one's own experiences and life history.

A man is dictating his life story to a stenographer.
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An autobiography is a book that usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his/her memory.

—Franklin P. Jones

An autobiography is fiction written by someone who actually knows the facts.

—Anonymous
autograph
1. A person's own signature or handwriting.
2. A manuscript in the author's handwriting.
3. A handwritten signature; especially, the signature of a famous person.
A man is dictating his life story to a stenographer.
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autographer
Someone who writes by hand; self writing.
autographic
1. The act of writing something by hand or “self writing”.
2. A copy of a document or text handwritten by its creator.
3. To write one’s signature on something; such as, a book or photograph.
autography

Related "writing" word units: glypto-; gram-; scrib-, script-.